Andy Geist is senior vice president of Gogo Business Aviation where he is responsible for all aspects of sales and fueling the company’s continued growth and success globally. Geist has a deep history in the aviation industry with more than 30 years of experience as a business executive. In his two decades with Gogo, he has been a central figure in helping build the company from a fledgling start-up to its standing today as an industry leader with global brand recognition.
Recruited by the original Aircell company founders during the company’s start-up (Aircell was rebranded Gogo Business Aviation in 2014), Geist has served in a variety of key leadership roles with the company during the past two decades managing sales and marketing, customer service and technical support, product management, and sales engineering. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing all hardware and airtime service sales of Gogo’s air-to-ground, Iridium, Inmarsat, and Ku programs within the OEM, aftermarket dealer, governmental, and global distribution channels.
Prior to Gogo, Geist worked in many aspects of flight operations, including flight crew/pilot and management at People Express Airlines, Continental/GP Express Airlines, Jeppesen, and USAIG where he was a risk manager and underwriter. He also successfully launched several new business ventures within the private aerospace sector, acting as CEO, founder and co-founder. Those companies included one that pioneered a revolutionary FAA approved ultrasonic aircraft inspection program, a global aircraft parts, repair, sales and distribution company, and an 1031 exchange company that specialized in aircraft transactions.
Geist holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace science with a minor in business management from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado. He is also a current FAA-licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor in both single and multiengine aircraft, logging several thousand flight hours in a variety of aircraft.